Red Nighthawk said...
Do you go back to your surgeon for follow up visits after the first one or two? Is it really necessary to go back to the surgeon if there are no issues to discuss? At what point do you stop seeing the surgeon?
Hi! Similar to you, my surgeon is some distance away from where I live...takes me close to 2-hours to drive.
Here's what I do:
I have my PSA blood draw locally at Quest; they fax the results to the surgeon's office, then I email the surgeon for the results.
After my catheter was removed, I have only returned once. He requested to see me after my 6-week and 3-month PSA results, but I blew off the 6-week appointment. I emailed his Physician's Assistant about the need to come in, and he said only if I had unanswered questions or concerns, since my PSA was "undetectable." I went at 3-months, mainly because I felt guilty about cancelling the 6-week appointment, but it was pretty much a wasted day.
I have no plans to see my surgeon again, unless results unexpectedly turn unfavorable, but my PSA tests results will continue to be sent to him and I will continue to email him for results.
Perhaps a similar arrangement might work for you...?
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